Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 22

This week’s grouping is heavy on the classic 80’s rock material, but does include some classic Quebec music.

1. Frozen Ghost

“Should I See”

Frōzen Ghōst
Frōzen Ghōst (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Frozen Ghost was formed in the mid 80’s, recording until their break up in 1993.  They had a string of hits in the late 80’s, winning the 1987 Juno award as most promising new group.  Should I See is their first entry on the list.

Should I See

2. Robert Charlebois


Français : Robert Charlebois au festival de Ca...
Français : Robert Charlebois au festival de Cannes 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert Charlebois is a composer, singer, author from Montreal.  He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1999.  This song was originally recorded way back in 1967.


3. Glass Tiger

“My Town”

Air Time: The Best of Glass Tiger
Air Time: The Best of Glass Tiger (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A great classic rock song from Glass Tiger, and their 3rd entry on the list.  This is the version with Rod Stewart singing in parts of the song.

4. Chalk Circle

“This Mourning”

Another 80’s band out of Ontario.  A little harder edge than a lot of their contemporaries, except in this song.  Kind of sound like Simple Minds.

This Mourning

5. Blue Rodeo

“After the Rain”

Blue Rodeo 1
Blue Rodeo 1 (Photo credit: Neal Gillis)

Another entry from one of Canada’s finest bands.  This is an outstanding vocal performance by Jim Cuddy.

After The Rain

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8 thoughts on “Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 22”

  1. Some interesting picks, here. I couldn’t remember the other Glass Tiger song so I looked it up. “Someday” was pretty popular here in the US. I totally forgot about this band. I like Frozen Ghost but maybe a little too heavy on the 80’s messaging/ lyrics.
    I really liked Chalk Circle and you’re right, they do sound like Simple Minds.
    Lindberg freaked me out. What the heck? I started laughing – it’s a little too off the beaten path for me. I feel his career could NOT have been advanced with video – he’s best left behind the curtain. (not to be cruel but seriously…)
    And finally, Blue Rodeo was awesome. What a great voice and great song. Thanks for that one!

  2. Hi,
    A very nice selection, the only one I didn’t really like was the 2nd one, for some reason I just couldn’t seem to “relate” to this one at all. 🙂

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